Types of Benefits
The Apprenticeship Training Program consists of five years of reasonably continuous employment, when available, in the steamfitting industry, plus trade related classroom training. The classroom training is given a minimum of 144 hours per year, in accordance with the Labor Law of New York State, and is designed to insure that the apprentice learns the basic skills of the trade, including the use and care of tools and other equipment; the fabrication, installation and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; sprinkler systems; and various types of piping, pipe joining and other work that is part of the steamfitting industry.
The Post-Apprenticeship Training Program includes such courses as the Educational Fund determines to make available from time to time. Details regarding the courses and programs available at any particular time are available from the Steamfitters’ Industry Training Center.